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Text editor for Mac that will open any file

Text editor for Mac that will open any file

In Windows, every text editor I encountered allowed me to drag and drop any file type into it and it opened. Apparently, Mac app developers have a different philosophy because I can't find a simple free text editor for OS X that will do this. TextWrangler came highly recommended but it can't accomplish this simple feat. Can anyone suggest one?

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Guest [Entry]

"For Textwrangler - You just need to drag it to the Documents draw and a blah.hdl file opened perfectly well for me. It even will try to open binary files that way, but may ask you for an encoding to use...

To change it asking what to do you can track down a setting in the Textwrangler Text Files preferences:

Also, works for me perfectly well (renamed a file blah.hdl and dragged) in Textmate. In fact I can drag anything into Textmate and it will ""open"" it (no snarky-ness intended ;-)"
Guest [Entry]

"My vote is for jEdit.

As a bonus it's Java-based, and therefore cross-platform for the times when you are forced to abandon your beloved Mac."